Narraga tessularia


Narraga tessularia: Male (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [N] Narraga tessularia: Male (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [N] Narraga tessularia: Male (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [N] Narraga tessularia: Female (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [N] Narraga tessularia: Female (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [N] Narraga tessularia: Egg (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [S] Narraga tessularia: Egg (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [S] Narraga tessularia: Egg (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [S] Narraga tessularia: Egg (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [S] Narraga tessularia: Egg (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [S] Narraga tessularia: Larva (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [M] Narraga tessularia: Larva (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [M] Narraga tessularia: Larva (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [M] Narraga tessularia: Larva (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [M] Narraga tessularia: Larva (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [M] Narraga tessularia: Pupa (e.l. rearing, Hungary, Kunpeszer, larva in late July 2020) [S] Narraga tessularia: Habitat with Artemisia maritima (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [N] Narraga tessularia: Habitat with Artemisia maritima (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [N] Narraga tessularia: Habitat with Artemisia maritima (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [N] Narraga tessularia: Habitat with Artemisia maritima (Hungary, Kunpeszer, late July 2020) [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on Artemisia maritima.

Habitat:
Narraga tessularia inhabits salt steppes with the host plant. Saragossa porosa is sometimes a companion species.

Life cycle:
Narraga tessularia has several (most often two) generations between May and August/early September. The larvae are found between late June and early October. I recorded moths and mature larvae simultaneously in Hungary in late July 2020.

Endangerment factors:
In eastern central Europe Narraga tessularia has been pushed back to national parks. Other habitats are usually already destroyed. But in Hungary near the Kiskunsagi Nemzeti Park I recorded it still just outside the park.

Remarks:
Narraga tessularia occurs from E-Austria (Neusiedler See) and Slovakia very locally eastward across Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria to Russia where its main distribution area is located in the S-Russian steppe belt.



Narraga nelvae